Deep Learning Through Documentary Film Making

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On March 15, 2010, Posted by , In Musings, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

For the 2009 National Geographic Think Again Documentary Film Making Competition, students were required to explore the concept of ‘love’ and ultimately ask their viewers to reconsider what ‘love’ means to different people.

This presented a number of challenges for my students cognitively, technically, logistically, spiritually, and emotionally. At the end of the creative process, I interviewed the students and was moved by the depth of their personal reflections and change in attitudes.

“This is one of the best we have ever seen in the competition.”

This experience reaffirmed for me that documentary film making fosters deep learning for students as it brings together all of the 21st century skills we need to instill in our future leaders and citizens.

All of the films are available on YouTube and also on the competition website. I was stoked to read the following comment by Bill McQueen, Creative Director of National Geographic Channel Asia, for “Home of Love” on the Think Again 2009 Winners website; “This is one of the best we have ever seen in the competition”.

In this post, I proudly present to you the winner of the senior section and hope you enjoy this film as much as I enjoyed supporting the students who made it.

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